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Enhancements of the email client

asked 2013-12-24 17:54:00 +0300

PhixGre gravatar image

updated 2013-12-25 01:00:23 +0300

VDVsx gravatar image

It would be nice if the email client provides these features:

  • multiple identities for an account
  • a "show/hide" option for each folder or label of an IMAP account
  • the number of unread/new emails in each folder (with an action "update all folders")


  • an "identity" is composed at least by a name, an email address and a signature. Using an account, I would choose to answer with my professional or personnal identity. (Same feature present in Thunderbird)
  • a "show/hide" option for each folder is a way to view and synchronize only some selected folders.
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And it would be really nice if it would actually send email to my providers SMTP server :-) Currently I can't get that to work. Gmail works fine though.

Winfried ( 2013-12-24 18:01:49 +0300 )edit

Same issue here with DNA's SMTP-server.

Milo ( 2013-12-24 18:08:52 +0300 )edit

Can you clarify what you mean for first and second suggestions ? Third one is there, excepted the option to update all folders.

VDVsx ( 2013-12-24 18:25:49 +0300 )edit
  • IMAP idle for me is a must
  • Schedule per account.
  • integration with file browser, so all file types can be attached
  • subscribing only to some folders
zlatko ( 2013-12-24 19:08:12 +0300 )edit
  • When you reply to a mail no In-Reply-To header is added which breaks threading in mail clients that support that.
  • When replying to a mail the client always uses From instead of Reply-To.
  • Select folders to sync and notify about.
  • Sort IMAP folder list hierarchically.

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Tanghus ( 2013-12-24 19:24:41 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-03-11 20:07:25 +0300

palikao gravatar image

@Philippe I would add this: when I tap the name of the email in notifications' screen, it opens the app and not the email's inbox, as it should do..

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answered 2016-03-11 11:41:55 +0300

marsch gravatar image

It's hard to believe that there's still no way to attach any file to an email except those enumerated by tracker.

This does only make limited sense and is kind of annoying. Can you please add a file selection dialog?

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This, the fact that you cannot choose the destination of downloaded files, you cannot play music by the folder and a few other things just demonstrate that Jolla has been conceived right from the start as a toy with a narrow, limited use (in other words, an iPhone wannabe) rather than a general purpose device like e.g. N900.

It is a shame since Jolla has no chance competing with the iPhone anyway. The target audience of Sailfish is not the same as that of iOS.

pichlo ( 2016-03-11 13:07:25 +0300 )edit

If you tag your music files correctly, which you should, I really don't get what playing by folder could possibly add to the experience.

nthn ( 2016-03-11 22:29:49 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-10-07 18:18:29 +0300

luchmhor gravatar image

I would like to see some impovements based on dekko (from Ubuntu Phone). Left swipe to delete, right swipe with options to star or mark as read. Also the folder syncronisation is better implemented in dekko in general.

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Folder management in Jolla Email client is absolutely dreadful. Even elementary things like expecting that emails would disappear from the folder after they are deleted on another client do not work. After renaming a folder, an operation that even the most basic clients can do, the only way I could get Jolla Email to display the new folder tree was to delete and recreate the account.

So saying that someone else does folders better is a tautology. It is near impossible to get it worse.

On the other hand, that swiping you suggest sounds awful.

pichlo ( 2015-10-07 18:39:41 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-10-04 22:29:22 +0300

pichlo gravatar image

updated 2015-10-04 22:29:59 +0300

Use proper signature separation. It should be dash-dash-space-new line. Currently the space is missing.

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Related to the above, show an empty preview if all the email contains is a (properly formed) signature.

Sometimes people send just attachments without any text, but signatures may still be added. It makes little sense to show just the signature in the preview.

pichlo ( 2015-10-06 13:01:17 +0300 )edit

@pichlo Is that space really vital?

mkld ( 2015-10-07 20:18:01 +0300 )edit

I would not say vital but it is a common convention that has been around since the 1970's:

The Usenet standards specify that a signature block should be displayed as plain text in a fixed-width font (no HTML, images, or other rich text), and should be delimited from the body of the message by a single line consisting of exactly two hyphens, followed by a space, followed by the end of line (i.e., "-- \n").

A properly delimited signature is automatically recognized by some email client and e.g. marked in a different colour or font style, stripped in a preview or automatically cut off in replies.

pichlo ( 2015-10-07 20:49:45 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-10-04 22:26:17 +0300

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This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >75 is welcome to improve it.

updated 2015-10-04 22:26:17 +0300

pichlo gravatar image

Show the email size in the preview. Or at least (if not better) the attachment(s) size in the email view. Useful to decide if I want to download it when on a paid network connection.

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answered 2015-10-03 20:07:24 +0300

chemist gravatar image

Coming from this https://together.jolla.com/question/110334/inconsistency-tapping-mail-group-and-item-in-events-view-behaves-different/ request I like to request the full blown IMAP support as follows:

  • Enhance accounts to watch several IMAP folders for new mail
  • Separate those folders in the overview-list on the email app landing page too
  • Separate those folders into separate notification sections within events-view while reflecting the account's and folder's names
  • From the question linked above: open/link each notification section header to its specific folder
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answered 2015-02-28 14:08:42 +0300

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updated 2015-06-14 19:52:39 +0300

The in email reply quote needs to be improved a little. Instead of the excessive usage of >> symbols, maybe a the line system like used in most other clients now. It will make reading long conversations easier and meaningful.

Also option to save default folder would be handy. I personally prefer the "All mail" because it provides with a reference to all my sent mail.

Edit: Even the option to disable quotes all together is appreciated. I guess you should just opensource the app like what you guys did with the web browser so that people can fix issues or pay people to add features.

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answered 2014-12-06 21:38:02 +0300

Micha_Btz gravatar image

I don't now if it right here, but i will post it. I would like to have the possibility to switch from mail to mail while reading, maybe with a little arrow at the bottom of the mail. not allway go back to the list and pick the next message.

and i have the problem, that not all folders form my imap server will be synced. can i choose which will be synced?

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answered 2014-07-14 13:43:25 +0300

Jesse gravatar image

I have also thinked that why signature is below the text?

Normally I use top answer and then my signature is in wrong position, specially if conversation is long.

Please add option to choose if signature is in top or bottom.

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Who in their right mind top-posts?

pichlo ( 2014-12-18 01:18:00 +0300 )edit

"Who in their right mind top-posts?" - Title of Joseph Goebbels' autobiography.

mkld ( 2015-10-05 18:33:17 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-07-14 09:54:49 +0300

mvdm gravatar image

updated 2014-07-14 09:55:25 +0300

please add :

  1. eml support

  2. clean attachements (privacy less)

A good job from Jolla ;-)

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